HP Envy 15-u100ng x360
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 15-u100ng x360
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
In the right conditions the device’s 15.6-inch glossy panel can be a pleasure to play games or watch movies on. Under those conditions you can easily see why the added girth off the HP Envy x360 15t is justified. The problem is, those conditions can be difficult to come by. With its shallow viewing angles and sensitivity to light, the HP Envy x360’s display actually becomes one the machine’s most glaring deficiencies, instead of its selling point. Add in the limited battery life and it becomes difficult to recommend the HP Envy x360.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 59%
Source: Hispazone ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good keyboard and touchpad; conventional design; solid finish with good materials; god cooling system; good connectivity; Beats Audio sound system. Negative: Very poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2014
Source: Techzilla.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% performance: 75% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Gadget brands seem to want to outperform each other in launching convertibles, i.e. laptop/tablet hybrids and HP’s venture into this scene is the Envy 15 x360. It boasts a 360 degree revolving hinge which allows flexibility in the positioning of screen and keyboard pad. However, for a convertible, it is rather bulky, with 2.4 kg and a height of 2.4 mm. In conventional "stand mode", the heavy keyboard portion allows users to bend the screen backwards all the way without the machine toppling over.
The solid but smooth hinges allow the screen to be rotated to the front and propped up. The 15.5 inch screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, with mediocre contrast and dull colors. However, the sensitivity of the touchscreen is impressive and users can smoothly control the Windows 8.1 OS. The Envy 15 x360 also includes the impressive Intel Haswell Core i5-4210U processor coupled with 8 GB DDR3 RAM and a large hard disk drive of 1 TB.
On the graphics side, there is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU, which will cater to casual gamers needing to play the usual modern games. Despite its rather moderate hardware, battery life is rather impressive, lasting up to 8 hours with the screen brightness turned down. In short, this is a general purpose laptop for those looking for a flexible display.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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66%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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